May 25, 2017

80 human traffickers arrested in 2016- NAPTIP

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons Edo/Delta command arrested 80 suspected human traffickers in 2016, the Zonal Commander of the agency, Mr Ebenezer Odita, said on Monday.

Odita said the agency secured conviction for three suspected human traffickers in 2016.  Odita said that within the period under review, the agency arrested more than 80 suspected human traffickers while more than 194 victims were rescued.

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He added that those rescued were mainly teenagers in the age bracket of between 10 and 13 years. He said that most of the suspects were arrested in various car parks in Lagos and Ibadan, as well as in Benin based on petitions from the parents of the victims. Read more 

 

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